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Rajasthan gets first heavy metal testing lab 16.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From now onwards, the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items can be detected in government testing lab in the city. For this purpose, central public health laboratory at mini health directorate has been upgraded. Medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf inaugurated the state-of-the-art testing equipment at the central public health laboratory on Sunday. According to officials, this is the first such public lab in northern India. The lab has been upgraded with the establishment of advanced testing equipment at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. “ With this Rajasthan has joined the selected state like Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra where the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and other food items can be tested at government testing lab,” Kalicharan Saraf said. To operate these machines staff is being provided training and process have been initiated to fill vacant posts of technicians in the central testing lab,” he ...
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Tobacco consumption in Karnataka is on the rise while national numbers decline 4.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In another 10 years, Karnataka will have the maximum number of smokers in South India even though the total number of Indians who love their puffs will decline in the same period, according to new research by Indian public health researchers. In 2015, Karnataka had approximately 18 million smokers, which may rise to 18.67 million in 2020 and 19.29 million by 2025. But for the entire country, the total number of people who took drags on their bidis and cigarettes is likely to come down from 344 million in 2015 to 303 million by 2025. Using data collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation, researchers from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai estimated the number of tobacco consumers for each state as well as for country. The study identifies new trends on tobacco consumption pattern. In South India Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa are the places where the number of people continue to smoke would rise in the next ten years. In Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, a A ...
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UP to take 'lessons' in public health management from Maharashtra 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In the headlines for the deaths of over 70 infants in a Gorakhpur hospital last month, the Uttar Pradesh government will now take 'lessons' in health management from Maharashtra to improve its public health services, officials said here on Friday.
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Karnataka health workers call off agitation 8.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Over 15,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) from across Karnataka, who had been protesting since Thursday, called off their agitation late on Friday evening after the state government agreed to meet their demand for higher wages.
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Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives 6.9.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Sept 5: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the 'Antara' programme and a contraceptive pill, 'Chhaya', in the public health system to expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples.
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27 regional hubs, 300 hospitals, yet patients go to 1 Mumbai cancer centre 6.9.2017 Latest News
India does not have enough oncologists, and those available are concentrated in about eight cities
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Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives 5.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’, in the public health system to expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples
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E-cigarette ban wipes out less harmful alternative for smokers: Experts 3.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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Lens on US charities funding NGOs with anti-tobacco drive 3.9.2017 TOI: India
Even as US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies is still being “watched” by intelligence agencies for funding Indian NGOs engaged in anti-tobacco lobbying, three of its recipient NGOs have either been denied renewal of registration under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act or had their registration cancelled over the past year.
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E-cigarette ban wipes out less harmful alternative for smokers: Experts 2.9.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, which can be against public health and can result in adverse consequences, experts have warned.
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Dengue cases on the rise 30.8.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
634 cases reported in State so far this year
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Modi's help sought over Cochlear implant prices 29.8.2017 deccanherald.com

Doctors and public health campaigners have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in bringing down the price of the Cochlear implant, which now costs more than Rs 5 lakh on an average.

The exorbitant price of these implants has kept them away from scores of deaf children. An estimated one lakh children are born each year with hearing impairment.

The price of Cochlear implants has not dropped for the past 17 years. A Karnataka-based ENT surgeon wrote to the prime minister last month seeking his intervention. "My petition was forwarded to an official in the health ministry," N B Prahlada, the Chitradurga-based doctor, told DH.

There are four companies that manufacture these devices. The products are imported to India, where it is sold to select hospitals and surgeons.

"The landing price of each implant is around Rs 2.85-3 lakh, but are sold at a price of Rs 5.5 lakh or upwards," he said.

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Time for a Solid Waste Management board in Bengaluru 24.8.2017 Citizen Matters
The SWMRT group proposes a way for waste to be managed, in the interests of pourakarmikas, citizens, environment protection and civic efficiency. ...
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Samsung India partners with Karnataka Government to donate stationery 21.8.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Aug 21 : Samsung India has collaborated with the Government of Karnataka for a notebook donation drive to extend its support to students from government schools across Bengaluru, Kolar and Mulbaghal districts in the state.
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Samsung India partners with K'taka Government to donate stationery 21.8.2017 Sify Finance
[India], Aug 21 (ANI): Samsung India has collaborated with the Government of Karnataka for a notebook donation drive to extend its support to students from government schools across Bengaluru,
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Residents want KCDC plant booted out from HSR Layout 15.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) in HSR Layout, Bengaluru, is in news yet again. Residents are demanding that the government: 1. Shift the existing plant immediately to a remote and unpopulated location outside the city »
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The politics of essential medicines 13.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
What are Essential Medicines? What do they mean to a country and to communities all over the world? And more interestingly, can there be politics on this simple and innocuous list? Essential Medicines, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), are those that satisfy the priority health needs of most people in the community. They are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford. Based on the health needs of the people, WHO prepared a list of Essential Medicines way back in 1977 and this list has been reviewed every two years by a group of eminent people in the field, chosen after duly ascertaining that they have no conflict of interest. This year, the list completes 40 years of existence. The very fact that the list has been in existence for four decades is in itself a great achievement. It has withstood ...
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Punjab, Haryana gave expired medicines to pregnant women, kids 25.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness 24.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here next month, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
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2,351 dengue cases in B'luru, 6,033 in Karnataka 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in BBMP limits has risen to 2,351 with eastern Bengaluru reporting 919 cases followed by southern Bengaluru (503) and Bommanahalli zone (316). As on July 21, the number of confirmed cases in the city was 1,900. The total number of confirmed cases across Karnataka is 6,033, following the detection of 400 new cases in Bengaluru. "This is expected and the number of cases this year and previous years are almost the same. There is nothing to panic," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer (Public Health), BBMP. He insisted that the department was monitoring and conducting surveillance of the disease. "We have intensified the surveillance. All these years, we were getting reports only from 40-50 government hospitals. Now, private hospitals are also reporting. We have around 500 hospitals reporting the cases. A minute-to-minute surveillance is done by our epidemiologists," he said. According to Dr Lokesh, dengue is spread by aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in ...
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